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lpd1982
01-19-2010, 08:10 PM
If Roy's teaching and directions in practice are anything like his thought process in this interview it is no wonder the young team is struggling, dadgum it!

http://northcarolina.scout.com/2/939211.html

Have at it guys....

SCMatt33
01-19-2010, 08:22 PM
"I have more desire in my little finger than all of the dadgum Carolina fans in the world."

What an endearing character Ol' Roy is.

BlueintheFace
01-19-2010, 08:25 PM
And he said, ‘Coach, I don’t know what to do.’ ‘Well, whose fault is that – mine or yours? This is practice No. 53, son

...way to lay it all out there on the radio Roy.

Duvall
01-19-2010, 08:28 PM
...way to lay it all out there on the radio Roy.

Seriously. You recruited the kid, Roy. You put together the system, you taught him the system, and you called the play. Whose fault do you *think* it is?

Lord Ash
01-19-2010, 08:31 PM
Wow. Between his phony "daggums," and his tossing-under-the-bus of his players and fans, I am not sure which is more eye-opening.

gwwilburn
01-19-2010, 08:43 PM
I must say, there was very little insight deliberately given by Roy over his teams slump. I guess we can infer from his comments what the problem really is.
Anyways, this guy tries to play the humble country bumpkin card more than Brett Favre.

jipops
01-19-2010, 10:13 PM
Only one 3rd person reference!!???

There is the problem. He doesn't love himself as much as he has in the past. Or maybe when the wins start coming back, he'll give us more 3rd person.

calltheobvious
01-19-2010, 10:21 PM
...way to lay it all out there on the radio Roy.

Don't the grad students pretty much have to make a sign to hold up if Strickland goes to the line that reads, "Just like practice #53"?

verga
01-19-2010, 10:35 PM
so coach Smith thought he took loses too hard as an asst. coach and even more as a head coach. i bet he's the only coach ever who feels that way. He has to highlight himself in everything he does, he really covets the limelight and being responsible for everything he touches. I read a short article in the local paper a year or so ago about Roy and his golfing buddy's, one of the guys said " Roy has to pick the course, the time to play and who will be playing with who". I will give him credit for being a competitor but what coach isn't, i'll take the one we've got, the one who has some class, of all the things Roy covets, its the one thing he doesn't have. And please quit mentioning your players to make you seem better.

roywhite
01-19-2010, 10:39 PM
Good chance Tarheel practice sessions aren't much fun these days. Things aren't going well, and Roy is pretty quick to pass along the blame. Not sure which players are the leaders there, either.

May be a few more bumps in the road.

ricks68
01-20-2010, 01:46 AM
I had no idea Roy was truly like this.:confused: If I were a recruit considering going to UNC, I wouldn't want such a ... as a coach. Wow. I never knew he really is like that. I would never want to be coached by such a whiner---and I don't care which school he is the coach of.:eek:

ricks

lpd1982
01-20-2010, 06:12 AM
"I have no earthly idea if Ed will be able to practice tomorrow and I have no earthly idea if he’ll be able to go Wednesday night.”

Earthly? As opposed to?

"I’m not going to sit up here and say that the gods are against us because the stars aren’t lined up the right way and the moon is not shining as brightly or Roy’s wearing the wrong dadgum tie. How about some dadgum idiot saying something about how I’ve got to stop wearing a dadgum tie because it was the same color tie that we lost some other game. My God. What the crap – I didn’t wear a tie at the College of Charleston."

Burn this quote into your brain and then pull it out when a Hole fan tries to tell you that Coach K and this nutcase even belong in the same gym let alone the same breath.

"‘Okay, we’re going to get on the end line and we’re going to run 500 sprints.’ We ran a set play this morning in practice and I said, ‘Dexter, what are you doing?’ And he said, ‘Coach, I don’t know what to do.’ ‘Well, whose fault is that – mine or yours? This is practice No. 53, son.’

It's yours Roy. You have lost your mind and you can't teach them and you expect them to show up and run up and down the court like NBA players and just know how to compete at this high level without training. You better hire some assistant coaches who know how to do more than recruit if you are going to save face.

"All of those people that had negative things [to say], they haven’t invested anything. So I don’t get too caught up in that. It does irritate you sometimes… I have more desire in my little finger than all of the dadgum Carolina fans in the world."

That's it. Bash the players AND the fan base. That's helpful.

"I described it this way and it’s a little gross, but it’s like somebody reaches their hand and they grab your heart and pull it out and just shake it right in front of you. And that's what it is. It's my life."

Riiiight.....

"I go home and I don’t go to bed and I don’t sleep and I watch the dadgum tape three or four different times, trying to figure it out, trying to change some things.'

Perhaps you should just sleep, because this method IS NOT working for you.


But the best part my friends on DBR is.....

"Roy Williams Live" airs Monday evenings on Tar Heel Sports Network affiliates."


With Lie to Me and House out of new episodes I have found my Monday night entertainment!

NSDukeFan
01-20-2010, 06:24 AM
Good chance Tarheel practice sessions aren't much fun these days. Things aren't going well, and Roy is pretty quick to pass along the blame. Not sure which players are the leaders there, either.

May be a few more bumps in the road.

I've always figured Roy is a pretty good coach and he certainly has a very good track record. I haven't followed him that closely, but I am very surprised at how often this year, he seems to be blaming his young team and not taking any of the blame himself. I don't know that I have heard many successful coaches do that and can't imagine K, Boeheim, Izzo, speaking like that. I agree with ricks68 that this would concern me if I was thinking of playing for a coach that tries to pump himself up and the team down if things aren't going well. For his sake, he may in the future have enough talent that it won't matter. For the majority on this board, hopefully it will matter.

oldnavy
01-20-2010, 06:36 AM
Well if we didn't know before now, roy doesn't like criticism.
I like how he went on a tirade about not getting caught up in the criticism, right after he went on and on about someone criticizing his tie.

I don't believe I have seen a coach with this much animosity toward his own fans before, I think that he really holds them in contempt...

And for a coach that has a team on the brink of a confidence implosion, not sure I would be calling kids out by name in the press for messing up in PRACTICE!!

NSDukeFan
01-20-2010, 06:41 AM
Well if we didn't know before now, roy doesn't like criticism.
I like how he went on a tirade about not getting caught up in the criticism, right after he went on and on about someone criticizing his tie.

I don't believe I have seen a coach with this much animosity toward his own fans before, I think that he really holds them in contempt...

And for a coach that has a team on the brink of a confidence implosion, not sure I would be calling kids out by name in the press for messing up in PRACTICE!!

Can you blame him?:D

whereinthehellami
01-20-2010, 07:49 AM
Wow. Roy doesn't sound very healthy mentally. He has been showing signs of unraveling. The country bumpkin is slipping off into a Coke a cola induced haze while an insecure, twitchy egomaniac rises to the powder blue forefront of smurf ball.

91_92_01_10_15
01-20-2010, 07:55 AM
Wow. Roy doesn't sound very healthy mentally. He has been showing signs of unraveling. The country bumpkin is slipping off into a Coke a cola induced haze while an insecure, twitchy egomaniac rises to the powder blue forefront of smurf ball.

I think it must be the pain meds. Or, rather, I think the meds are probably exacerbating some underlying mental issues for Roy. Seriously.

slower
01-20-2010, 07:55 AM
Wow. Roy doesn't sound very healthy mentally. He has been showing signs of unraveling. The country bumpkin is slipping off into a Coke a cola induced haze while an insecure, twitchy egomaniac rises to the powder blue forefront of smurf ball.


He's becoming Captain Queeg from "The Caine Mutiny", except far less sympathetic.


When will we see Roy's next "Kanye" moment? :)

blueprofessor
01-20-2010, 08:10 AM
He appears so self-absorbed that it borders on narcissism.
Must have endured some very deep hurts earlier in his life...perhaps the lack of appreciation (certainly shortsighted in retrospect) for his coaching which nearly retired him before the Kansas job was secured through Smith's devoted effort.

Given the excellence of his coaching over the last decades, he should be over any such feelings.

Best regards-- Blueprofessor:)

CrazieDUMB
01-20-2010, 08:17 AM
You know, every so often I'm forced to cleanse my pallet and think to myself, am I really glad I'm a Duke fan? Are there objective reasons to like this team over another, or am I just a homer?

Yes, yes there are.

This interview underlies everything I hate about Roy Williams, and by extension, that whole god forsaken pit. Roy might as well be teaching a class in poor leadership; what do these comments do but undermine confidence? How do these comments do any good? Why is he even trying to compare this group to last year's?

You know, when Duke was rebuilding (06-07), you never saw K act this way. They had some real tough spots, and the worst thing K ever said was listen, this team isn't the teams from the past, they have to build from the ground up. He recognized that Laettner, Battier, Redick and co. weren't on the court any more and he focused on the future. He did the responsible thing and stuck up for his players. I think it's fair to say that class (today's seniors) has blossomed nicely because of it.

You can't take away Roy's two championships. God knows he's probably the best recruiter in the nation this side of Calimari. You can look at him and realize he's a classless buffoon, and an embarrassment to everyone with an ounce of perspective.

BD80
01-20-2010, 10:24 AM
He appears so self-absorbed that it borders on narcissism.
Must have endured some very deep hurts earlier in his life...perhaps the lack of appreciation (certainly shortsighted in retrospect) for his coaching which nearly retired him before the Kansas job was secured through Smith's devoted effort.

Given the excellence of his coaching over the last decades, he should be over any such feelings.

Best regards-- Blueprofessor:)

Ay, there's the rub.

In our minds and in ol' roy's. Has he been an excellent coach or just an excellent recruiter and opportunistic job jumper?

Given his inability to sleep nights, let's trot out the larger quote:


To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;

Hmm. That might not make sleep any easier to come by for poor ol' roy.

Hee, hee.

Kedsy
01-20-2010, 10:58 AM
Given his inability to sleep nights, let's trot out the larger quote:

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is what makes DBR special. On how many boards do you think they get extended quotes from Hamlet?

ClosetHurleyFan
01-20-2010, 11:26 AM
He appears so self-absorbed that it borders on narcissism.
Must have endured some very deep hurts earlier in his life...perhaps the lack of appreciation (certainly shortsighted in retrospect) for his coaching which nearly retired him before the Kansas job was secured through Smith's devoted effort.

Given the excellence of his coaching over the last decades, he should be over any such feelings.

Best regards-- Blueprofessor:)

Read his book, it actually tells you a ton about the man and gives you a dose of perspective. Its a great read for anyone even a Duke fan, I assure you, I would read the same book from Coach K. He comes from an amount of poverty that most people cannot begin to relate to and is in the truest sense, self-made, humble and driven. Not saying he gets a pass, but to answer your question, yes, he endured amazingly deep hurt, a drunk abusive father who left early, the horror of having a home repossessed. He is a control freak and an obscessive work-ahologic and a bit defensive, but honestly, life taught him that he had to fight like a dog to get where he is based on this book. Again, no justifying one way or another but just adding some color. As a Carolina fan, I have a tremendous admiration for his work-ethic, determination, loyalty to family and friends from what I can gather. When you see where he came from, its pretty amazing he worked his way into jobs at both Kansas and North Carolina. I mean, when he was an assistant at UNC he took like an 80 percent pay cut and worked five jobs to support family so he could continue helping Coach Smith.

I agree,he comes off coarse particularly when he is speaking from the heart. But to suggest that he is a classless baffoon and never takes blame for defeats, I am sorry, i totally beg to differ and think the full body of evidence supports otherwise. (that is in response to another post).

BD80
01-20-2010, 11:45 AM
And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is what makes DBR special. On how many boards do you think they get extended quotes from Hamlet?

Yes, yes. Only the classics for us highminded sort:


DBR: ... you're no match for my brains.
Fan (Site) In Baby Blue: You're that smart?
DBR: Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?
Fan (Site) In Baby Blue: Yes.
DBR: Morons.


Wake sent a busload of remedial students to the Deandome tonight as punishment for academic ineptitude (ol' roy will make sure they sit in silence like the rest of the crowd). Raised the average IQ of both campuses.

That should bring us back down toward the IC a bit ;)

oldnavy
01-20-2010, 11:47 AM
Not to sound uncaring and hard, but everybody's got a story. So, he had it tough growing up, well he is now grown up and he is responsible for being who he is now, not his father. I get so tired of excuses being made for bad behavior. You know, my dad didn't hug me a lot either, and was quite verbally abusive at times to me and others while I was growing up. But I learned from that. So instead of being a jerk and just blowing it off to a bad upbringing, I try and show my kids more love and be kinder to others because of it. Sorry, for the rant, it just saddens me that we as a society are moving farther and farther away from personal responsibility.

NSDukeFan
01-20-2010, 11:50 AM
Not to sound uncaring and hard, but everybody's got a story. So, he had it tough growing up, well he is now grown up and he is responsible for being who he is now, not his father. I get so tired of excuses being made for bad behavior. You know, my dad didn't hug me a lot either, and was quite verbally abusive at times to me and others while I was growing up. But I learned from that. So instead of being a jerk and just blowing it off to a bad upbringing, I try and show my kids more love and be kinder to others because of it. Sorry, for the rant, it just saddens me that we as a society are moving farther and farther away from personal responsibility.

Maybe Roy just needs to go on Oprah.

Battierfan01
01-20-2010, 12:07 PM
Wow, it looks like now that Ol' Roy has a team that he actually has to coach, he's not sure what to do. I guess its hard for Dexter to know what to do, when his coach doesn't know either. Guess if Ol' Roy was that great of a coach instead of recruiter he would be able to "change his system to fit his current team". I guess only Coach K is capable of that kind of coaching, which is why Roy will never equal K.

oldnavy
01-20-2010, 12:10 PM
Maybe Roy just needs to go on Oprah.

Maybe, but he would still be a crass, self-absorbed jerk once the show was over.
I just wish the tarhole nation, (who btw was and is quick to point out any flaws real or perceived in K; profane, commercialistic, aloof, pick one) would quit making excuses for him. It’s not going to happen, but I will always point out the hypocrisy in their fan base when it does.

And for the record, those are descriptions I hear from UNC fans, not my opinion at all of K. I feel he is quite the opposite of all those things, well most all of those :) (he can peel the paint of the wall with some choice words now and again)

BD80
01-20-2010, 12:13 PM
... He comes from an amount of poverty that most people cannot begin to relate to ... a drunk abusive father who left early, the horror of having a home repossessed. ...

... he is a classless baffoon ... .

ol' roy is Irish???


So am I !!!

superdave
01-20-2010, 12:14 PM
I'd demand an apology, have my Mom call Phil Ford to complain, threaten to transfer and make a reference to how playing for Roy is like being in jail.

CDu
01-20-2010, 12:22 PM
I'd demand an apology, have my Mom call Phil Ford to complain, threaten to transfer and make a reference to how playing for Roy is like being in jail.

It is pretty amazing that Williams would single out a player like that. It'd be one thing if he'd simply said "one of my players...," but referring to him by name was inappropriate.

Ultimately, he seems like a control freak who is just way too sensitive and takes everything way too personally. There certainly may be factors in his upbringing that caused him to be this way, but that doesn't change the fact that he is that way. There are just so many weird stories like this about him.

I mean, Coach K is I'm sure a control-freak as well, but he typically does a better job of not looking like a rear-end in front of the media. And he always takes the blame for his team's failures - something that Williams often does not do.

oldnavy
01-20-2010, 12:39 PM
It is pretty amazing that Williams would single out a player like that. It'd be one thing if he'd simply said "one of my players...," but referring to him by name was inappropriate.

Ultimately, he seems like a control freak who is just way too sensitive and takes everything way too personally. There certainly may be factors in his upbringing that caused him to be this way, but that doesn't change the fact that he is that way. There are just so many weird stories like this about him.

I mean, Coach K is I'm sure a control-freak as well, but he typically does a better job of not looking like a rear-end in front of the media. And he always takes the blame for his team's failures - something that Williams often does not do.
I cannot remember Coach K ever singling out a player by name like that. Roy has done this more than once this year alone, not to mention Delvon Roe from MSU.

cbnaylor
01-20-2010, 12:41 PM
A sign of a great coach gives players credit when they win and takes the blame when they lose. Simple.

natedog4ever
01-20-2010, 01:12 PM
I cannot remember Coach K ever singling out a player by name like that. Roy has done this more than once this year alone, not to mention Delvon Roe from MSU.

Yep, and those that have listened to the post-game interviews on the radio after a UNC loss know that he has done this on a regular basis since he got to UNC. It's pretty much his MO.

davekay1971
01-20-2010, 01:21 PM
Roy's basically admitting he's a lousy teacher. If the kid doesn't get it by "practice 53", Roy needs to look at his own communication and teaching skills and his ability to recognize a student having trouble. By contrast, Coach K clearly identifies himself as a teacher. He emphasizes the process, the joy of watching a kid "get it", the satisfaction of seeing the individuals and team improve over the year. Makes me wonder if Roy identifies himself as a teacher.

allenmurray
01-20-2010, 01:31 PM
Read his book, it actually tells you a ton about the man and gives you a dose of perspective. Its a great read for anyone even a Duke fan, I assure you, I would read the same book from Coach K. He comes from an amount of poverty that most people cannot begin to relate to and is in the truest sense, self-made, humble and driven. Not saying he gets a pass, but to answer your question, yes, he endured amazingly deep hurt, a drunk abusive father who left early, the horror of having a home repossessed. He is a control freak and an obscessive work-ahologic and a bit defensive, but honestly, life taught him that he had to fight like a dog to get where he is based on this book. Again, no justifying one way or another but just adding some color.

I agree,he comes off coarse particularly when he is speaking from the heart. But to suggest that he is a classless baffoon and never takes blame for defeats, I am sorry, i totally beg to differ and think the full body of evidence supports otherwise. (that is in response to another post).

He's 59 years old. At some point you are responsible for your own behavior and public actions, and can no longer attriibute it to your upbringing. I think he is well past that point.

lpd1982
01-20-2010, 01:57 PM
ol' roy is Irish???


So am I !!!

Hah. This!

Kedsy
01-20-2010, 02:46 PM
Yes, yes. Only the classics for us highminded sort:


Yes, there can be no doubt that DBR sees more quotes from the Princess Bride than from Shakespeare. Of course, anything otherwise would be inconceivable.

lpd1982
01-20-2010, 07:51 PM
Monday's show should be a barn burner, dagumit!